Questions tagged [adjuncts]

An optional part of a sentence, clause, or phrase that, if removed, will not otherwise affect the remainder of the sentence.

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What is the difference between complements and adjuncts?

What is the difference between complements and adjuncts? I always have a problem drawing a tree diagram for the syntax structure of a sentence with placing complements with word level category and ...
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"He kept a black book in his desk." Is "in his desk" an adjunct or a complement?

The verb "keep" can be used with a direct object and a prepositional phrase, as in the following sentence: He kept a black book in his desk. What is the grammatical role of the PP "in his desk"? ...
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